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Re-emergence of an Old Threat: Is it Time to Revise Our National Immunization Schedule?

Rasikapriya Duraisamy, Banupriya Balasubramaniam, Jagadeesh Anbazhagan, Soundararajan Palanisamy

Citation Information : Duraisamy R, Balasubramaniam B, Anbazhagan J, Palanisamy S. Re-emergence of an Old Threat: Is it Time to Revise Our National Immunization Schedule?. 2020; 3 (1):40-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02262

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pertussis is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable, respiratory illness caused by Bordella pertussis. In recent years, pertussis infections have reemerged worldwide.1 In resource-poor countries, pertussis-associated case fatality rate is 4% and highest in infancy.2 In 2015, the WHO reported 142,512 pertussis cases globally and 89,000 deaths.3 In the year 2017 in India, totally 23,779 cases were reported with 7 deaths.4


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